Is it Hoarding or Nesting?
Some might say I have too many books. I will beg to differ and do not recognize the concept. I have a lot of books, both actual print books and Kindle books. I'm not under any delusion that I will read all the books I own. Especially when I know that I certainly will buy more in the future. One of the dangers of reading books is that quite a few books will lead to finding more titles to read. Reading Henry Miller, for example, who was a voracious reader. Read any of his later books like Sunday After the War, The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder, or, more pointedly, The Books in My Life, and you will walk away with several more books on your "to be read" list.
I don't have too many books. My problem is I am lacking in shelf space. And the books shown here, well, that's maybe a third of the books I have (not counting the Kindle books). I could stop buying books, perish the thought, and I would still be set for life. I am not planning on keeping everything I read. Some books just need to be read once. When I finish a book like that, I either hand it off to someone who might like it or place it in one of the many little free libraries around the area.
Is there a point to this post? Maybe. Maybe I just felt like rambling. I haven't been outside for the last three days. Maybe I'm a little stir-crazy. As usual, I strive to post more often.
I will say here I have a few other projects in the works, book related. More about that later. They are still in the planning stage.
I guess my point is don't let anyone tell you that you have too many books. Just tell them they're nuts and they have no idea what they are talking about. Then, maybe, give them a book or two to read.
Do you have any book recommendations? What is your favorite book at the moment? Let me know in the comments!
Peace and Happy Reading.
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